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Easy Picarones

Author Vianney Rodriguez


  • 1 ½ cups mashed sweet potato
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Glaze:
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Honey or agave


  1. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, mixing until just smooth.
  3. In a heavy skillet over medium high heat add oil, about 3 inches until temperature reaches 350 degrees.
  4. With a spatula scrape sweet potato dough into a large plastic bag (Ziploc) bag. Twist bag at the top applying pressure just above the dough. Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe circles into the heated oil.
  5. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds on each side. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Combine the lime and honey/agave and drizzle over picarones.
  7. Serve Warm.